This week, we're off to Hogwarts with special guest/Harry Potter witch Katrina Kelly to chat about "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (Sorcerer's Stone if you're American).
Disney delivers two new Blu-rays today, we took a look at the new HD discs for Bambi and the live action Beauty and the Beast to see if they're "shelf-worthy".
Listen as the Dev Slate guys talk about the original The Day the Earth Stood Still, the remake, and how they’d make their own versions.
Noah (Darren Aronofsky, 2014) – The most remarkable aspect of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is simply the fact that it exists. It’s not supposed to be possible for an idiosyncratic director to get a massive blockbuster budget to make a challenging and thought-provoking movie no matter how many battle scenes are wrapped around the ideas. More […]
Definitely not a straight-faced biblical epic, the first 90 minutes or so of Darren Aronofsky's Noah is a highly entertaining fantasy epic with scope and grandeur. The remaining 40 minutes is exactly the same kind of sour and dour film Aronofsky has made throughout his career thus far. It's okay overall, but wildly uneven.
The Bling Ring is a fun and pointed tale of being young, privileged, and fake in LA that could only have been made by the talented Sofia Coppola.
Enter for a chance to win one of five copies of The Perks of Being a Wallflower on DVD, courtesy of eOne Films and Dork Shelf.
It took well over a decade for Stephen Chbosky’s seminal 1990s set young adult novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower to come to life on the big screen, and having the book’s author write and direct the finished version works quite well on an emotional level, but not entirely in terms of filmmaking. Those with fond memories of Chbosky’s high school set tale of music, depression, friendship, and alienation (like myself) will be more than happy to know that thematically and structurally the film stays true to the source material. The only real problem is that it’s apparent that Chbosky is a far more talented writer than he is a director.
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For fans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two has been a moment we’ve been both waiting for and dreading simultaneously. To see the end of something that, for those of my age group and level of dedication, has lasted for over a decade is obviously bittersweet. That’s a long time to have really loved and been invested in something.
The first part of the climax to the Harry Potter series is much different than its predecessors. It features whole new kinds of depression, anxiety and an anger that the previous films simply did not have. In the past books and films, Harry and his crew had to overcome obstacles and that was that, even though they knew something more was coming. There were epic battle scenes, and other scenes that showed Potter striving for some illusive goal. This time around, Harry, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasely are alone and confused in a dark and sinister world.